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to start working back up the hill because we're getting too close. >> reporter: the fire chief told us that firefighters will have the opportunity to talk with counselors about what they went through, for most firefighters it will be voluntary, for a few it'll be mandatory. reporting live in san bruno, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we've posted stories from firefighters describing the moments right before the explosion. it's our website at >>> tonight for the first time, we're hearing the audio tapes from fire dispatch and energy crews in the first few minutes after the explosion. >> we need to do a law enforcement alert. call a fourth alarm for this. it appears we have a plane down in a neighborhood. multiple structures on fire. >> we have multiple houses, we have possibly several blocks on fire at this time. >>> well as you heard there was some confusion at first as to what exactly was caused the flames. when everyone initially thinking it was an airplane. it ended uptaking 20 minutes before officials realized it was a gas line explosion not a plane crash. >>> tonight
the damage around it, the location of the fatalities, all of those things so the information will help us determine the cause of it but most of the work on that site has now been completed so we're shifting to sort of the next phase which includes looking at documents. we're getting a good flow of documents from pg&e. we've given them an extensive list of documents we want to see. we're getting a good flow of documents from them. we'll be starting to visit the sites that control -- the control and monitoring sites at the milpitas and martin end that control and monitor the flow of gas through the pipes. so we'll start that visit. we'll start the visits to the two valves. the valves have been tagged which means to preserve the evidence. we've asked that the valves not be moved until we have an opportunity to examine them in detail. so we'll start that aspect of the investigation. we'll be looking at the seismic records to see if there could have been some seismic activity that re-- related to the breach of the pipe. we've started to receive some of the tests for some of the pg&e employee,
and tell us what the utility told mayor reed what it intends to do about the pipeline. >>> these weekend crews may begin removing the ruins of the homes destroyed. there's concerns of asbestos, metal left behind. the san mateo health department says a special contractor will come in and handle the removal. they say health risks will stay low as long as the removal doesn't create a lot of dust. >>> almost two weeks after the explosion, six victims are still in the hospital. four are recovering at st. francis hospital in san francisco. doctors today say they are making slow but steady progress. two other patients are being treated at san francisco general hospital. one suffered burns. the other is treated for smoke inhalation and is in fair condition. for the latest on the san bruno disaster, including the list that pg&e released today on where the gas pipelines are located, go to when you're there just go to the "right now" section. >>> alameda county prosecutors announced a third person is facing charges in connection with the shooting of a police officer. investigators say and
happened in walnut creek. a man in an suv approached a 13- year-old boy and tried to use a common ruse. >> the juvenile didn't know who he was but he said he was supposed to pick him up. that was a clue to the young man because he just walked off and the man drove off. >>> the suspect is a thin hispanic man in his 50s. police are looking for a white man with a heavy accident. in walnut creek the man is a heavy set man in his 40s or 50s. live in brentwood, i'm john sasaki. >>> to the peninsula where that devastated neighborhood in san bruno is beginning to undergo dramatic changes. exactly two weeks after a natural pipeline explosion destroyed dozens of homes. today's crews using heavy machinery are starting to clean up before the rebuilding begins. >> reporter: progress is starting in small steps. this is one of the homes where crews began today removing large materials and started scraping the soil. all day excavators scooped up blackened and burned debris of what was once someone's home. >> they picked up my rv and threw it in the garbage. there wasn't much to throw away. >> reporter
pick through the blackened rubble of what was once their home. firefighters use a saw to get into one man's safe and retrieve several firearms, what's now left of his gun collection. >> two decades here, 20 years here and you collect things and, we have nothing. >> reporter: but then, fire fighters handed him a gold ring from the rubble. they also found his daughter's charred camera and a small buddha statute. >> i am scared to come back. but like my dad said, i could happen any where else too. but i just hope we can get back on our feet soon. >> reporter: again that special city council meeting just about to start. we're going to head inside, we'll have a live update for you coming up at 6:00. >>> in san francisco, a high school was evacuated in the city's russian hill neighborhood. thatted just before 1:30, gallileo academy on san francisco street. the spokesperson said fire crews did a thorough search and determined there was no gas leak. >>> across the bay a gas leak in oakland also prompted an evacuation this afternoon. pg & e said that a cable company digging into the area punch
also something to worry about? ktvu's robert handa is live in the south bay tonight to tell us. >> reporter: well frank, we're in the san jose foothills where it's already pretty warm. we wanted to give you a look at the areas where ktvu chief meteorologist bill martin says will be the hot spots. and there it is, all of it. once the heat kicks in we're all going to be feeling the heat. hot and getting hotter. >> fog will be coming down and hopefully cooling the temperature. >> summer is over. >> summer is over buddy. >> reporter: hot temperatures in september shouldn't be unexpected. but when it's hot outside, children and seniors can underestimate the outcomes. >> they could suffer from heat exhaustion. it's when you start getting dehydrated you might get a little light headed. maybe a little upset stomach. >> reporter: a lot of people began beating the heat near the ocean today for the santa cruz beach boardwalk. workers are relieved they have a good summer and are delighted to get a summer weekends during offseason or so called shoulder season. >> well september and october
the father being upset but for him to use his uniform and badge and -- especially the handcuffs. >> reporter: legal analyst steve clark says if that happened, that's false imprisonment. [ no audio ] >> if he did handcuff the young man and have the parents permission does that change anything? that's the case. if the parents would have authorized this, could have been okay. >> reporter: the police officer's attorney says the officer came to the boy's home as a concerned parent and was invited to use scare tactics and there was no objection to the scare tacting and the handcuffs and shook his hand. we talked to the boy's mother this afternoon. she told me she's very distraught by what happened and called the statement by the after's attorney "a pack of -- by the officer's attorney" a pack of lies." the boy's attorney believes child abuse, kidnapping charges should be added. now, the parents used a cell phone to videotape part of the incident. that's in the custody of the police officer. back to you. >>> the san mateo coroner today confirmed three family members were killed in the san bruno pip
imprisonment has ever marked us. >> reporter: her mother lives in oakland. it's not clear when the two women will return to the bay area. >> police in the east bay say pipe bombs were found today inside a home right in the middle a residential area. they arrived to the house and found three pipe bombs. two of them -- we will have more on this including information on an arrest coming up later at 5:30. >>> oakland city councilwoman and mayor candidate became a crime victim this weekend. she was in the safeway parking lot on fruitvale avenue about 9:30 when her purse was snatched. she wasn't hurt. her purse without the valuables was found a short time later. this is the second time in just a few weeks that a councilmember has been a victim of a crime. another's home in the fruitvale district was robbed. a computer and other items were taken. >>> police looking for suspects in the stabbing of two men and the beating of another. investigators say one victim has a serious stab wound to the chest, the second was stabbed in back. it all happened just before 2:30 this morning during a fight outside
information. the purpose of us being here and the reason we are gathering this information is not just to understand what happened but why it happened and we will end up with recommendations to try to prevent the same thing from happening in the future. we will not be determining probable cause while we are here on scene and we won't speculate about what may have caused the accident. we aren't here to determine blame or live. we are determining cause and a report that will come out in 14, 16, 18 months, that's hard to say just how long it'll taket. depends on what we find in the course of the investigation. in the course of the investigation if we find safety concern that need immediate attention we will put out immediate recommendations. we are very interested in what any witnesses may have reports. anyone who is a witness to this, who has not yet been interviewed we would appreciate if you get in touch with the local authorities to tell them the information and they will give it to us. since we are just starting we don't have a great deal of information. we will update you from time
breaking news. it's happening at sfo, a u.s. airplane flight number 432 has just been forced to make an emergency landing. that flight 432 was on its way from phoenix to sfo. we'll have pictures of this story as soon as we get them. >>> back to that deadly crash at happened in nevado today with a bus full of students and a cattle truck. tonight one boy is dead and many others are injured. live now in nevado with more, allie rasmus. >> reporter: many students here found out through texts and cell phone messages that one of their classmates had died and four others injured in this accident. they say it was fast enough to cause the driver to lose control as he tried to navigate this curve. the car swerved and ended up backwards into oncoming traffic. >> you see a deep gouge, a grind mark you could say in the path. >> reporter: the semi truck filled with cattle could not stop and swerved. a passenger in the backseat of this car died on impact. two others were air lifted with what paramedics described as severe trauma injuries. two students were conscious and were able to walk out. the dr
us a look at the investigation. the agency said it'll take a year to figure out the cause because it plans to look at everything from pipe corrosion to possible damage. then there's also this issue it's investigating. >> an hour and a half to turn off the valves. there's no question that turning it off sooner would have resulted in less damage. >> reporter: even the president of pg & e admitted -- >> shut off valves in that instance, assuming they would have worked would have turned it faster than we could have. >> reporter: the cpuc fell on its sword admitting -- >> something went wrong we were all doing our jobs and the explosion happened any way. that means something else has to happen. >> reporter: better move fast, that was what's senator boxer said to the council. >> we can't wait for another accident. this one cut deep into a community. you were there, it stops your heart. >> reporter: a growing number of california lawmakers are pushing for a bill that among other things would require automatic shut off valves, but the bill is still in the beginning stages, that is pushing
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